Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
There is nothing more important than an example. It leads us to do good deeds which would be impossible without this example. Therefore, if we use dissipated or passionate or cruel people as examples, it destroys our soul. The contrary is also true.
Those who are not afraid of truly terrible things follow false examples and those people follow the path to destruction. (Dhammapada, a book of Buddhist wisdom)
Those who do not think independently are under the influence of somebody else who thinks for them. If you give your thoughts to somebody else, it is a more shameful slavery than if you give your body to someone to possess.
(All quotes from A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 29 October)
29 October 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Photo : Hurricane Sandy - 2012 in CubaThere is an old story of a man who was weary of battling with the sea. He put an oar on his shoulder and set out with the intention of journeying inland until he reached people who knew so little of the sea that they asked him what strange thing he carried on his shoulder. (William Barclay, The Revelation Of John, Vol. 2, p. 198-99) 28 October 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There are too many things to do and not enough time to do them all. (Edith Huey in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 4 October)
I am willing to do the work I need to do to learn more about myself. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 16 October)
Today, this very day, why don't you think of something that takes a bit of extra time to do and do it. (A Gentle Spirit, 22 September)
24 October 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hitler outside his bunker giving military awards
Do not try to justify war in the existence of the military. If you try to apply logical thought to explain things that are evil, the efforts will only prevent your intellect and poison your heart. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 29 September)
23 October 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
William Seward... Never mind me, but leave me as a lunatic to my follies, and you go on your way and accomplish what you have intended all this time. (Lycinus to Hermotimus in Hermotimus or The Rival Philosophies, p. 206) 22 October 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Joe BtfsplkIt is a fatal mistake to enter into the dark and unreasoning moods of every unfortunately constituted person. (Lilian Whiting in A Gentle Spirit, 26 July) 20 October 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sometimes it may be observed that those who have had more advantages tend to be a little patronizing of others ... (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 16 October)
19 October 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
When you are willing to acknowledge that you don't know, you open yourself to all sorts of information and assistance from life. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 20 August)
The wiser a person is, the simpler the language he uses to express his thoughts. (Lucy Malory, in A Calendar Of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 22 August)
It is better to know less than necessary than to know more than necessary. Do not fear the lack of knowledge, but truly fear unnecessary knowledge which is acquired only to please vanity. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 23 September)
The educated person sins greatly if he continues to behave in a way he knows is wrong. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 24 September)
It is enough for the disciple that he becomes like his teacher . ... (Matthew 10:25 (NAS), Daily Guideposts - 2010, 9 September)
12 October 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Yesterday I worked off-and-on rewiring a ginger jar lamp with a three-way switch. I was stumped for a while because I didn't realize that the cord I was using for the replacement had broken wires near the plug. Luckily I noticed there was a problem and took a break to think about it. I think this was the second time I rewired this lamp since I ordered it for Melva while I was stationed in Vietnam.
Melva and I went to Jo-Ann's at Beltway Plaza to buy some material for the latest quilting project. While Melva shopped I went upstairs to Big Lots. They were selling 8 GB SanDisk thumb drives for $8.00. Who would have imagined that someday you could buy 1 GB of data storage for a dollar?
I released the John Irving book, Cinder House Rules, on the bench outside of Jo-Ann's via BookCrossing.
10 October 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Things that are not fulfilling?
Things that are no longer productive?
(Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 3 October)
I noticed this week that the number of posts to my four Google blogs passed the 5,000 milestone.
Mr. Dickie6 October 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patriotism and war go together. Anytime anyone gets thinking patriotism is one of the supreme virtues, it would be a good idea to remember that there was never any group of people more patriotic than the Nazi Germans. It's strange that love of country brings out the vicious character in so many people. In that respect, it's a lot like religion. Here are two things that almost everyone agrees are good, patriotism and religion, but between them they account for almost all the people who ever died in a war.
(Andy Rooney, My War, p. 107)
4 October 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
- To let go does not mean to stop caring; it means I can't do it for someone else.
- To let go is not to be in the middle, arranging all the outcomes, but to allow other people to affect their own destinies.
- To let go is not to fix but to be supportive.
- To let go is not to be protective; it's to permit another to face reality.
- To let go is to fear less and to love more.
- When you love someone deeply, letting go is incredibly hard.
- But I realized I must let go, for I do not own what I love.
(Anonymous in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 October by Helen Grace Lescheid)
3 October 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
It was football time,
It was exciting to be in transition.
It seemed more like the beginning of something
than the end of it.
(Paul Gruchow, Touchstones, 1 October)
2 October 2012